Catholics @ Work OC - Terry Barber
Catholics at Work OC is pleased to welcome Author, Radio Host, Catholic Evangelizer Terry Barber of Virgin Most Powerful Radio as our speaker for the next club meeting which will take place Thursday, December 12, 2019, at the Christ Cathedral Cultural Center on the Third Floor. As we quickly approach the 20th anniversary of the Great Jubilee of the Year II – Terry will take a look back as we look forward to what St. John Paul II called the New Springtime in the Church, with his talk entitled Evangelization: Fulton Sheen and John Paul II.
Catholics @ Work OC - Fr. Al Baca
Father Al Baca is the recently named Director for Evangelization and Faith Formation for the Diocese of Orange. Father Al will be joining us for Catholics at Work OC on Thursday, November 14 to share an overview of the recently released Strategic Plan for Evangelization for the Diocese of Orange. Father Al was ordained for the Diocese of Orange in 1989, his pastoral assignments have included St. Columban Parish, St. Cecilia Parish and St. Anthony Claret Parish, as well as service as Diocesan Director of Ecumenism and Inter-Religious Affairs. Most recently, Father has served as the Executive Director of the Office of Ecumenism for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, prior to being named to his new position by Bishop Kevin Vann, and returning home to Orange County. Catholics at Work OC is the Orange County chapter of the Santiago Catholic Business Clubs. Our mission is to advance the gospel in the marketplace by encouraging members and guests to more closely integrate our lives of faith and work. santiagocatholicbusinessclubs.com
Catholics @ Work Culver City - Austin M.D. Quick "How to Use Social Media without Losing your Soul"
Austin M. D. Quick, M.A., is the President & COO of Catholic Connect LLC. and brings with him years of experience in the military, politics, and seminary formation to aid the growth of the company into a household name aimed at bringing people together and spreading the Good News to the world. Austin, or “The Basic Catholic,” as he is known to many is a passionate, internationally acclaimed Catholic speaker who uses media and technology to bring to people, both young and old, what Pope St. John Paul II called the “New Evangelization.” His Instagram account @the.basic.catholic is one of the fastest-growing in the Catholic world, with nearly 100,000 followers to date. A convert from Judaism in 2003 while serving in the United States Navy, Austin credits his Catholic faith for bringing him the most joy in life. Prior to joining Catholic Connect, he served as the Director of Advancement of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia, handling all fundraising initiatives in the United States for the Vicariate that included the Kingdoms of Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia.
Catholics @ Work OC - Ryan & Mary Rose Verret "Witness to Love"
Ryan and Mary-Rose Verret are founders of Witness to Love. This is a groundbreaking approach to ensuring that those preparing for marriage get off to a solid start, one that prepares a couple for a life- long sacramental marriage that not only survives but THRIVES . Catholics at Work OC is the Orange County chapter of the Santiago Catholic Business Clubs. Our mission is to advance the gospel by encouraging members and guests more closely integrate our lives of faith and work. We meet the second Thursday of the month for mass, breakfast and program in the Christ Cathedral Cultural Center on the 3rd Floor. Please join us, and consider bringing a friend or business associate to show them how easy it is to be a Catholic at Work. santiagocatholicbusinessclubs.com
Dr. Jonathon Serrato, MD & Luke Maxwell
Let's Talk About Mental Health & My Story of Teen Suicide and Redemption DR. JONATHON SERRATO, MD - OF THE VETERANS AFFAIRS HEALTHCARE, LONG BEACH Jonathan is a staff psychiatrist at the Veterans Affairs Long Beach Healthcare System. He received his Bachelor's of Science in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale University in 2009. He completed both medical school and psychiatry residency at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His professional interests include the treatment of substance use disorders and serving underserved populations. LUKE MAXWELL, TEEN SUICIDE SURVIVOR After suffering from undiagnosed depression as a teenager which culminated in a violent suicide attempt at 16 years old, Luke Maxwell learned that 1 in 4 of his peers were suffering in the same way he was. Determined to turn his bad experiences into something good, he founded U Can’t B Erased and has since spoken to tens of thousands of teens, parents, educators, and many others across the nation, bringing his story of hope and forgiveness to those in need.
Arasely Ríos: From Lipsticks to Rosaries: A Purposeful Path to Business
Arasely Rios-Quinones is the founder and CEO of Seraphym Designs Inc. Seraphym Designs is home to the first Heirloom Rosary of its kind in the United States, and are now sold across the US, Europe, Canada and Latin America. Arasely has been designing rosaries since she was 8 years old. Her childhood love of stringing beads and making rosaries was an early guidepost down her path of devotion. She was commissioned to make a St. Serra themed rosary for Pope Francis during his visit to the Unites States in 2015 for the canonization of St. Junipero Serra. Arasely’s true purpose goes beyond just making rosaries. She creates art that inspires others to pray. This purposeful approach to her business caused her to create a rosary inspired workshops where attendees can learn to make rosaries and at the same time learn about the mysteries of the Rosary, the life of Christ and the incredible devotion of our Blessed Mother Mary. She speaks at different Catholic organizations about her transformational story from being a successful corporate executive in the cosmetic industry and losing everything overnight. Her story of loss details God’s purpose in her life by setting her hobby of making rosaries as the catalyst that launched a ministry that has become an international business. Arasely lives in Southern California. Has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, and a Master’s degree in Adult Education and Training. She has been a guest multiple times on Immaculate Heart Radio, Radio Family Rosary of Arizona, NPR, Fox News and has filmed exclusive launches for EWTN’s religious catalogue program. When she is not designing rosaries Arasely enjoys nurturing her garden, cuddling her dog Luna, and watching movies with her husband Tony.